Michelle Malkin: Who's Afraid of 'Rocky Mountain Heist'?
Free at last! I'm silent no more. Now, the story can be told.
Democrats here in my adopted state of Colorado did not want the new political documentary I hosted to see the light of day. They lost. This week, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an emergency injunction declaring that our movie deserved the same free-speech rights as a "traditional" (translation: old-guard liberal) news organization.
"Rocky Mountain Heist," produced by David Bossie's Citizens United and directed by Jason Killian Meath, tells the story of how a wealthy quartet of liberal millionaires and billionaires in Colorado -- known as the "Gang of Four" -- took over the once-red state of Colorado in the course of a decade.
Read more at TownHall.com here.
Denver Post: TV times set for “Rocky Mountain Heist,” ProgressNow films reply
The schedule for the anti-left political documentary “Rocky Mountain Heist” will make its TV debut Saturday, the producers, Citizens United, said today.
Read more at the Denver Post here.
Media Advisory: “Rocky Mountain Heist” Premieres Saturday On Colorado Television
Washington, DC – “Rocky Mountain Heist” a new documentary film hosted by Michelle Malkin that sheds light on how four wealthy liberals turned Colorado from Red to Blue is set to premiere in both the Denver media market and the Colorado Springs media market this Saturday, October 18th in prime time. The film was licensed to KETD in Denver and KWHS in Colorado Springs that will reach 1.8 million households. NewsMax TV has also licensed the film which reaches 40 million households nationwide as well as Family Entertainment Television. Rocky Mountain Heist will run at least over twenty times in Colorado through Election Day.
Television Schedule For This Weekend:
Channel 53.2 KETD-TV Denver:
Saturday, October 18th 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 19th 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Channel 51 KWHS-TV Colorado Springs:
Saturday, October 18th 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 19th 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Family Entertainment Television (Check local cable provider for channel):
Saturday, October 18th 2:30 – 3:30 and 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Rocky Mountain Heist, written and directed by Jason Killian Meath (King of Bain) and produced by David N. Bossie (Hillary The Movie), sheds light on the once-Red state of Colorado which is now reliably Democrat. This documentary reveals the truth behind the “Gang of Four” – a secretive group of Leftist millionaires and billionaires who hijacked Colorado politics. The result was a restructuring of the once-reliable Red state. Now, homelessness is at an all-time high, marijuana is smoked in once family-friendly parks, gun control is rampant and the state’s energy industry is under constant assault. Unfortunately, the State of Colorado is now a perfect example of President Obama’s promise to “fundamentally transform America.” The most disturbing aspect of this Colorado “heist” is this model is being replicated across other reliably Red states such as Virginia and Texas – if successful, the results could be catastrophic for America as a nation.
Cagle: A Rocky Mountain Heist
On Tuesday, Citizens United’s right to distribute our newest documentary Rocky Mountain Heist in the state of Colorado was affirmed. The District Court for the District of Colorado had refused to treat our documentary as a standard media product. That decision had imposed on our First Amendment rights and would have required Citizens United to file burdensome campaign finance reports – something no other media entity is ever asked to do.
We filed an immediate appeal with the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. On Tuesday the Court issued an emergency injunction in our favor. The 10th District Court of Colorado unanimously ruled 3-0, finding that we can indeed air Rocky Mountain Heist in the same manner as any other media entity. Put simply, our film and its message are at the core of political speech protected by the First Amendment. For far too long Colorado’s campaign finance laws have burdened some speakers while protecting others.
Rocky Mountain Heist sheds light on how the once-Red state of Colorado was transformed into a reliable Democrat stronghold. This documentary reveals the truth behind the “Gang of Four” – a secretive group of Leftist millionaires and billionaires who hijacked Colorado politics. The result was a restructuring of the once-reliable Red state. Now, homelessness is at an all-time high, marijuana is smoked in once family-friendly parks, gun control is rampant and the state’s energy industry is under constant assault.
Read more on Cagle.com here.
The Washington Times: EDITORIAL: Defending political free speech
Urgency is on the minds of judges on a panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, too. The court issued an emergency injunction enabling Citizens United, a conservative group, to broadcast a documentary critical of several prominent Colorado Democrats.
Under Colorado law, only news organizations are allowed to criticize politicians without falling under the strict financial regulations that apply to political groups. That gives the advantage to The Denver Post, which usually endorses Democratic candidates, and keeps competitors out of the fray. Citizens United produced a documentary, “Rocky Mountain Heist,” to show how millionaires invested their cash to paint blue a state that had once been reliably red. Gov. John Hickenlooper and Sen. Mark Udall, both Democrats, are running for re-election.
The appellate judges said Citizens United has the same free-speech rights as a news organization. “The Colorado Secretary of State shall treat Citizens United in its capacity as a producer and distributor of films the same as a broadcast facility or publisher of a print periodical for purposes of the exemptions from the reporting and disclosure requirements of Colorado election law … .” the court said.
Read more on WashingtonTimes.com here.
The Denver Post: Citizens United ready to air "Rocky Mountain Heist"
Here is your first look at “Rocky Mountain Heist,” the movie about how the political right thinks the political left took control of Colorado. The documentary will be available on TV in a matter of days, and a website for it, www.rockymountainheist.com, went live this afternoon.
Citizens United, the conservative group that brought the landmark campaign finance case to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2010, won the right to put out the movie before the Nov. 4 election without disclosing its financial backers from a federal appeals court in Denver this week. The Virginia-based non-profit successfully argued it deserved the same protections as other media sources and shouldn’t have to adhere to state campaign finance rules on electioneering.
The trailer gives a glimpse of a lot of familiar conservative faces from Colorado politics: former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, a two-time candidate for governor; Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck, who’s running for Congress this year; Jon Caldara, the president of the Independence Institute; and Laura Carno, a Republican strategist and founder of the local nonprofit I Am Created Equal.
Read more on DenverPost.com here.
Denver Post: Citizens United can make movie without disclosing donors, court says
A documentary slamming Colorado liberals, and Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, can be aired without disclosing its financers, a federal appeals court in Denver said Tuesday.
Citizens United, the conservative group that won the federal landmark case about campaign finance disclosure in 2010, made the film in question, "Rocky Mountain Heist."
Citizens United on Tuesday said the film "explores the liberal takeover of once a reliable Red state."
Read more on DenverPost.com here.
First Amendment Preserved In Colorado
Washington, DC -- Citizens United won an important court battle today, which will not only enhance the First Amendment in Colorado but also nationwide. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Citizens United in its emergency injunction in Citizens United v. Gessler. Now Citizens United Productions will be able to launch its latest documentary, Rocky Mountain Heist, which explores the liberal takeover of once a reliable Red state.
“Today the 10th Circuit embraced the First Amendment and issued an emergency injunction ensuring that Citizens United can bring its latest film, Rocky Mountain Heist, to the people of Colorado,” said David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United. “Our film and its message are at the core of political speech protected by the First Amendment. For far too long Colorado’s campaign finance laws have burdened some speakers while protecting others. Today’s ruling is an important first step in overturning this discriminatory law.”
“Citizens United’s investigative documentary about politics and elections in Colorado is at the very core of what the First Amendment protects,” said Theodore B. Olson of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and lead lawyer for Citizens United. “Its contribution to the marketplace of ideas is every bit as important and deserving of the First Amendment’s protection as that of our newspapers and broadcasters. We are deeply gratified that the court of appeals has freed Citizens United from Colorado’s irrationally discriminatory campaign speech restrictions.”
ABC News: Citizens United Doesn't Have to Show Film's Donors
A federal appeals court has ruled that a conservative group can air a movie it has produced about Colorado politics without disclosing its financers.
The Denver Post reports ( http://dpo.st/ZYudUS ) the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' 3-0 ruling released Tuesday allows Virginia-based Citizens United to move forward with its film, "Rocky Mountain Heist." The movie is about people the group says have influenced Colorado's political swing to the left over the past decade.
Citizens United, which won the federal landmark case about campaign finance disclosure in 2010, sued after Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler said the movie fell under state campaign finance laws. A federal judge in September agreed the movie was electioneering that required disclosure.
Read more on ABCNews.com here.
Citizens United TV Movie Schedule (NewsMax TV) October 18th & 19th
Tune in or set your DVRs for this Saturday and Sunday to catch a portion of the Citizens United movie library which will be airing on NewsMax. Click here to find out how to find their channel on your service provider.
Below is this weekend's scheduled airings:
Saturday, October 18th
Blocking the Path to 9/11 airs at 12am ET
Hype: The Obama Effect airs at 3am ET
Border War airs at 9am ET
Nine Days That Changed the World airs at 8pm ET
We Have the Power airs at 10am
Sunday, October 19th
Perfect Valor airs at 12am ET
Generation Zero airs at 2am ET
The Hope and The Change airs at 3:30am ET
Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous With Destiny airs at 4pm and 10:30pm ET
The Gift of Life airs at 5:30pm ET
Generation Zero airs at 7pm ET
Fire From the Heartland airs at 8:30pm ET